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#226 malarkey

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 11:33 PM

wheeeee I'm one of those coming up to Vancouver this weekend as well. Can't wait! Last time I was there... (last September) we had a great dinner at Sanafir, and then went bar hopping. My memory is a bit fuzzy after that blush.gif Other than that, it's been a looooong time. I remember a lovely, lovely dinner at Le Crocodile, I think 6 yrs ago, that one sticks in my head as particularly memorable, not just because the food was fantastic but also because of the service. I hope that restaurant is still doing well.

Oh, I'd like to find some pearl sugar, you know, the stuff for gaufres...?
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#227 Rex1965

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 01:19 AM

They have a great farmer's market there, with lots of organic fruits and veggies. I was there in 2006 and was able to procure collards, chicken, and even corn meal to make a Southern fried chicken dinner for my hosts.
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#228 Lauren

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 04:41 PM

I've always heard good things about Le Crocodile but haven't been. What about Parkside? Or Chambar? Those are also on my list.
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#229 peppyre

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 05:11 PM

Le Crocodile has a phenomenal reputation. Unfortunately, Parkside is now closed but it has become L'Altro Buca, a neighborhood Italian restaurant by the same group. I have been to the first La Buca and it is fantastic and I am sure this is just as good. But it's no Parkside.

What kind of food are you wanting to have? Are you looking for fine dining, or more casual?

#230 Lauren

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 05:55 PM

QUOTE(peppyre @ May 20 2009, 10:11 AM) View Post
What kind of food are you wanting to have? Are you looking for fine dining, or more casual?


Probably one fine dining dinner and two casual ones. I don't know if fine dining is the right descriptor - let's call it one extravagant dinner. That way it could be at a place that's not necessarily white table cloth. The type of food is probably not the driving factor - Malarkey and SeaGal - would you agree? I'm more looking for interesting, fun, places that are hopefully different than what we see here in Seattle. Great food is, of course, a requirement.

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#231 malarkey

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 06:29 PM

QUOTE(Lauren @ May 20 2009, 10:55 AM) View Post
I don't know if fine dining is the right descriptor - let's call it one extravagant dinner. That way it could be at a place that's not necessarily white table cloth.


Wouldn't that be "bistronomic?" laugh.gif

Agreed. Type isn't important, good food is very important.
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Posted 20 May 2009 - 06:50 PM

OK...that makes it easier. Market is apparently quite good. I haven't eaten there yet myself, but it is high on the list.

I would also highly recommend Kingyo , one of my favorite restaurants and something you don't have in Seattle.

#233 little ms foodie

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Posted 08 December 2009 - 08:42 PM

Lauren you guys never reported back!
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#234 Lauren

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Posted 08 December 2009 - 09:46 PM

QUOTE(little ms foodie @ Dec 8 2009, 12:42 PM) View Post
Lauren you guys never reported back!


I'm so bad! Good thing I have a Flickr set for this trip or I might not remember it all.

Briefly, we met some friends of Malarkey's for a fantastic meal at Le Crocodile. It was my first time there, after hearing rave reviews for years. This place is all about the sauce and here's a sample of them:






We had ramen at Kintaro, which I liked but I'm not sure the others did
Miso


Shoyu


Shio


We had a not-so-great dinner at Chambar. The cocktails were interesting


And one of the highlights was going to dim sum at Gingeri with Joie and her friends.






To be continued.........
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#235 Lauren

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Posted 08 December 2009 - 09:54 PM

On our last night we started with wonderful cocktails at West




And then ended the weekend with a fabulous meal at Vij's (no pictures). Hopefully others can fill in any gaps that I have!

Here are a couple of random shots

View from our hotel room


Matthew's book on display at Barbara Jo's



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Posted 17 May 2016 - 09:12 PM

Wine Spectator has a nice mention of the Wickaninnish Inn and Pointe Restaurant in Tofino, BC.  Looks like a gorgeous place with a 3/4 view of the Pacific coastline.

 

 

Collaboration with the Tofino-Ucluelet Culinary Guild complements a longstanding focus on farm-fresh, organic Vancouver Island ingredients. The bounty of the very waters overlooked by The Pointe defines the dining experience at the Wickaninnish Inn.

Our delectable- and adventurous - dessert menu delights with the purest chocolate and hand-selected elements

 

 

http://www.wickinn.c...inte-restaurant


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